Many of the functional genomics methods require isolation of genomic DNA from large population of plants. The selection of DNA isolation protocols depends on several factors such as choice of starting material, ease of handling, time and labor required for isolation, the final quantity as well as the quality of genomic DNA. We outline here a high-throughput method of DNA extraction from different plant species including cereal crops. The protocol can be used for extraction of DNA in single tubes as well as for large formats in 96-well plates. The protocol includes steps for eliminating interfering secondary products such as phenolics. This protocol can be applied for high-throughput isolation of DNA for varied applications such as TILLING, mapping, fingerprinting, etc. as a cost-effective protocol compared to commercial kits.
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The development of this protocol was supported by the Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India.
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